Walden (2007)


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HISPANIC MARKET

Owner and president, Ray Hernando
More than 50 percent of small businesses fail in the first year and 95 percent go out of business within the first five years, according to the U.S. Small Business Administration. Despite these staggering statistics, many entrepreneurs continue take the leap and start their own companies. President and owner of RHO Logistics Inc., Ray Hernando, is one of those entrepreneurs.

Gonzalez to 'Pass the Baton' at GHCC
Sara Gonzalez will step down from the Georgia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce in May after 12 years as president and CEO of the nonprofit

Martinez to Lead DNC Hispanic Caucus
The Democratic National Committee's Hispanic Caucus elected a new Chair and Vice-Chair on Friday during the its 2007 fall meeting, the last full gathering of DNC members before the 2008 Democratic National Convention.


POLITICS

Iowa Caucus Goers Back Obama, Huckabee
Democrat Barack Obama and Republican Mike Huckabee are the leading presidential contenders among Iowans set to attend the state's caucuses, a poll indicates.

Immigration Shapes Up as Major Election Issue
Immigration reform remained buried this year under a series of conflicts in Congress, but the subject, added to growing Hispanic voting power, will be decisive in the 2008 elections, political analysts say.

As the Mercury Drops, the Presidential Race Heats Up
What a week. White House '08 is hot, hot, hot. Iowa, folks, is 32 sunrises away.


ENTREPRENEUR / CHAMBER NEWS

Advisory Group Helps Drive Entrepreneurism in Calif.
As a native Californian, if it weren't for my extensive travels around the country and the world, I would never appreciate how truly special the environment here is for entrepreneurs. I was especially impressed when I learned that the California Legislature was asking leaders in the community for their input on making the entrepreneurial environment even better.

Chamber Offers Business Owners OPTIONS
Are you starting a business and wonder what business software program is best for you? Are you ready to set up a Web site but have no idea how to go about doing it? Do you wish you could accept credit cards but have not had time to get the process started?

Woman Files Suit Against Hispanic Chamber, Leader
A woman who accused the executive director of the Cen-Tex Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of luring her to a park two years ago to grope her has sued him and the chamber.

HispanTelligence Research
HB500
For more than two decades, the annual Hispanic Business 500 directory has served as a barometer of the U.S. Hispanic economy. A purchase of the 2007 directory provides the top 500 Hispanic-owned companies list in Excel format including: CEO names; company addresses and telephone numbers; e-mail addresses for 375 companies and Web addresses for 430 companies; and company revenue and employees numbers for 2005 and 2006.

South Leads US in Fastest Hispanic Growth
The geographic dispersion of the U.S. Hispanic population continues. States with small Hispanic populations have shown the greatest growth in the last decade with seven of the 10 fastest-growing states in the South.

U.S. Hispanic Media Market: Projections to 2010
Advertisers' efforts to reach Hispanic consumers are becoming more targeted, and language is a major factor. Advertisers spent more than $3.3 billion to market products to U.S. Hispanics in 2005, a 6.8 percent increase from 2004.

From the current issue of Hispanic Business magazine...
Create Your Hispanic Business Classified Ad Now!
Hartford Mayor Eddie Perez (above) is endorsing his fellow Connecticut politician, Senator Dodd.
In the halls of Congress and City Halls nationwide, from conference tables to comedy clubs coast-to-coast, the 2008 presidential campaigns have spent the fall gathering hundreds of key Hispanic endorsements.

Media Report: Top Hispanic Advertisers, 2007
Hispanic Business magazine's annual list of the top advertisers to the U.S. Hispanic market, from June 2006 to July 2007.






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